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"Current Research on the Low-Income Population"
Madison, WI
June 18-21, 2007
8417 Social Science Building


Session 1: Labor Market Outcomes

1:00-2:15 “The Association between Children’s Earnings and Father’s Lifetime Earnings: Estimates Using Administrative Data”
Molly Dahl, Congressional Budget Office, and Thomas DeLeire, Michigan State University
2:15-3:30 "Changes in the Characteristics of American Youth: Implications for Adult Labor Market Outcomes"
Joseph Altonji, Prashant Bharadwaj, and Fabian Lange, Yale University
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 “The Effect of Merging Current Population Survey and Social Security Administrative Data on Perception of Poverty”
Michael Wiseman, George Washington University

Session 2: Crime and Victimization

5:00-6:15 “Estimating Risk: Stereotype Amplification and the Perceived Risk of Criminal Victimization”
Lincoln Quillian, Northwestern University, and Devah Pager, Princeton University


Session 2: Crime and Victimization (continued)

8:30-9:45 “Collateral Consequences of Violence in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods”
David Harding, University of Michigan

Session 3: Children

9:45-11:00 “Does Pre-Natal WIC Participation Improve Birth Outcomes? New Evidence from Florida”
David Figlio, Sarah Hamersma, and Jeffrey Roth, University of Florida
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 “Non-Cognitive Child Outcomes and Universal High Quality Child Care”
Nabanita Datta Gupta, Danish National Institute of Social Research, and Marianne Simonsen, University of Aarhus
1:30-2:45 “How Do Adolescents Spell Time Use?”
Charlene Kalenkoski, Ohio University, David Ribar, George Washington University, and Leslie Stratton, Virginia Commonwealth University
2:45-3:00 Break

Session 4: Welfare

3:00-4:15 “Social Policy and Income Inequality”
Christopher Bollinger and James Ziliak, University of Kentucky
4:15-5:30 “Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Dependency: The Effects of Length of Exposure”
Oscar Mitnik, University of Miami


Session 5: Education

8:30-9:45 “Alternative Mechanisms of Peer Achievement Spillovers: Implications for Identification and Policy”
Jane Cooley, University of Wisconsin–Madison
9:45-11:00 "Population Heterogeneity, Ignorability, and Causal Inference"
Yu Xie, University of Michigan
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 “The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement”
Philippe Belley and Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario
1:30-2:45 “Can Subgroup-Specific Mean Treatment Effects Explain Heterogeneity in Welfare Reform?”
Marianne Bitler, Public Policy Institute of California, Jonah Gelbach, University of Maryland, and Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis
2:45-4:00 “Conspicuous Consumption and Race”
Kerwin Charles, Erik Hurst, and Nikolai Roussanov, University of Chicago
Lampman Memorial Lecture
Pyle Center, AT&T Lounge, 702 Langdon Street
4:30-6:00 “Building Evidence about What Works: What It Takes and What It Yields”
Judith M. Gueron, Independent Scholar in Residence and President Emerita, MDRC
6:00-7:00 Reception in the Pyle Center


The Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality funded by the Searle Freedom Trust

8:00-9:15 Session 1: Health
  “The Impact of the Food Stamp Program on Infant Outcomes”
Douglas Almond, Columbia University, Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Davis, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, University of Chicago
  Discussant: Steve Haider, Michigan State University
9:15-9:30 Break
9:30-11:45 Session 2: Discrimination
  “Prejudice and the Economics of Discrimination”
Kerwin Charles and Jonathan Guryan, University of Chicago
  “Will Job Testing Harm Minority Workers? Evidence from the Retail Sector”
David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and David Scarborough, Black Hills State University
  Discussant: Kevin Lang, Boston University
12:30-2:45 Session 3: Education and Skills
  “Racial Labor Market Gaps: The Role of Abilities and Schooling Choices”
Sergio Urzúa, University of Chicago
  “The Consequences of Using Proficiency Counts in School Accountability Systems”
Derek Neal and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, University of Chicago
  Discussant: Julie Berry Cullen, University of California, San Diego


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